In April this year, Oppo launched a new Reno range of mobile phones, rekindle with the eponymous Oppo Reno and then after that with the more premium Reno Oppo 10x Zoom and 5G-ready Oppo Reno 5G.
Now, four months later - the Chinese smartphone maker has released a series of videos for the OPPO Reno 2, and thanks to the Chinese regulatory body, we have a full set of specifications also that were first seen on Police android.
Earlier this week, the Oppo smartphone released slim teasers and an Indian launch date (August 28), but now we have a much broader look at the new flagship.
- Oppo Reno 2 launch date teased, plus phone camera details
Like the rest of the series before it, the action on the Reno 2 seems to be heavily focusing on its camera prowess, with three teaser videos released highlighting Ultra Dark Mode, Ultra Steady Video and its 20x zoom feature.
The first two modes are a few explanations. Like other phone makers, it's likely that Oppo is using a combination of multiple array cameras and some form of machine learning to both enhance low-light images and video stabilization.
And yet the 20x zoom doesn't seem to use the same periscope lens that the Reno boasts of a 10x zoom (which actually sports a 5x optical zoom and a 60x digital zoom). Instead, the Reno 2 has a 2x optical zoom that allows for 5x “hybrid zoom” and digital knobs for all the latest links.
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Design-wise, the Reno 2 borrows a lot from its predecessor, with a shark-fin pop-camera section that lets you face the sports phone up a notch - and a bezel-free 6,5-inch AMOLED display (2400 x 1,080 resolution).
There's a 3,915mAh battery on board, 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage (expandable via microSD). Powering all of this is on an unnamed 2.2GHz 8-core processor, though rumor has it that's more likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730.
The aforementioned camera array has no less than four vertically stacked cameras, with sensor resolutions of 48MP, 13MP, 8MP, and 2MP, the last few of which are likely used for some clever depth-sensing tricks.
At present, it is unclear which regions will end up with Oppo Reno 2 other than India, which already has an August 28 release date. However, based on previous cash in the Renault lineup, the Asian market along with the UK and Australia can probably expect this unit to arrive in the coming months.
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